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Tinley Park Makes List of Best Places to Own a Home in Illinois

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Tinley Park Makes List of Best Places to Own a Home in Illinois
Home ownership: It's part of the American dream.

And according a study by NerdWallet, if you're going to buy a house in Illinois, Tinley Park is one of the best places to do it.

The village was No. 10 on NerdWallet's list of  "Best Places for Home Ownership in Illinois," ranking behind others such as Lake in the Hills, Lockport, Algonquin, Bartlett, and Plainfield (to name a few).

According to the rankings, NerdWallet looked at three main questions:
  • Are homes available?
  • Can you afford to live there?
  • Is the area growing?
NerdWallet looked at 121 places in Illinois, and  towns were scored based on homeownership rate, selected monthly owner costs, median household income and population change from 2010-12. Tinley Park's overall score was 73.5.

According to NerdWallet:

Just a 35-minute  drive from downtown Chicago, Tinley Park is also  surrounded by thousands of acres of forest preserves, making it both beautiful and convenient. It also boasts a  diverse business environment including office, corporate headquarters, health care, manufacturing, distribution, education, government, entertainment, commercial retail and hospitality industries. It is  recognized as a major destination for diners, and the median selected monthly homeowner costs are at a low $1,893.

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